Dublin City Council is pleased to announce that planning permission was granted on the 20th March 2015 for the first planning application under the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). Planning permission was granted for a development by Targeted Investment Opportunities Plc. at No. 76 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, for a mixed use scheme. The development consists of a 7 to 10 storey structure comprising 58 no. apartments and approximately 9,000 sq.m of office space. The development also provides for the new ''Chocolate Park'' public open space.
This decision marks the first major planning application to be granted by Dublin City Council as the Development Agency for Dublin Docklands. Three other significant applications for development in Docklands have also been made to the City Council including the mixed use development at Boland’s Mills.
Owen Keegan, Chief Executive, Dublin City Council stated that “this first major grant of permission marks the beginning of a new phase in the regeneration of Dublin Docklands. The Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) prepared by Dublin City Council and made by the Elected Members, is now delivering results that will see new development bringing employment, new homes and amenities to the Docklands area of the City though the fast track system enabled by the making of the SDZ. Dublin City Council is also actively working to deliver key new public infrastructure for the area, to support and be delivered alongside this and other planned key investments, and has established a dedicated office and team of staff working full time on the SDZ project.”
The North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock SDZ was made by the Elected Members of Dublin City Council in November 2013 and approved by An Bord Pleanála on the 16th May 2014 and will provide for 2,600 residential units and up to 360,000 sq. metres of office space, as well as retail, community and public amenity facilities which will create 23,000 jobs.
Dublin City Council has commenced the planning and design process for the construction of two new bridges in Docklands and for the preparation of the new public realm strategy for the SDZ area, which will inform a rolling programme of investment in streets and public spaces.
For further information, please visit the Dublin Docklands website